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They are all set out in the same fashion using four sections.
1 - EXCERPT.
2 - SOME of the defining occurrences and incidents not mentioned elsewhere from the period the book covers.
3 - SYNOPSES.
4 - e-BOOK data.
SECTION ONE EXCERPT 1956 - 2013
THINGS ON WHEELS, continued
BecauseI have included that much information about all the vehicles and plant that I have owned and operated from 1956 to 2013 in the book, I really don't think there is much more that would be of any interest to anyone else, or any point it writing anymore.
Young Henry shifted a fair amount of silage with that old A5 Bedford on the right. I bought it over the phone from a outfit at Cambridge and by midday it was home, by 2.00 it had a service and the bale loaders brackets fitted. By 3.30 that afternoon as soon as young Rachel was home from school they were picking up hay at Rerewhakkitui.
Old gear is the same, many times we worked all night to get a truck ready to do a ten miniute job in the morning.
ISBN 9780473217389; This a5 sized soft covered book by Bob Simmonds contains 260 pages, with 85,700 words and many images and illustrations of the vehicles mentioned.
The book was to be about COMMERS, BEDFORDS trucks, and NUFFIELD tractors but ended up documenting every vehicle and almost each piece of plant that has gone through my hands between 1956 and 2010, with a short piece on each of the 106 items. Right from my first job in 1956 untill I retired in 2006 a BEDFORD or a COMMER or a NUFFIELD have been part of my life, and put simply I loved almost every minute I spent with them.
The COMMER name actually started as Commercial cars and ended up being shortened to Commer, by the mid sixties the Chrysler Corporation had the stick off the Rootes Group and by the seventies were openly selling COMMERS as DODGES. Even though I went from driving a Commer to a Dodge, then I was not aware of the connection, as we or I anyway never saw what looked like a Commer with a Dodge badge on it. I knew the KEW DODGES and the later
The strange thing about these vehicles is their heritage, I have always thought that the three of them were as BRITISH as you could get, but it was not until I was looking into their origins that I was confronted with and eventually had to accept the fact that BEDFORD never was, but did end up being British (Scotish) owned at the END. While COMMER on the other hand may have started as British but the last of them were NOT.
DODGE 500 had been made at Kew in Britain but just assumed that for some reason we were importing American trucks from Britain. Not for a second did I think that the DODGES were COMMERS or that the last COMMERS were actually DODGES.
As the intention of this book is to mention almost every bit of gear that I have owned outright, and has been of any consequence to me, I have firstly dealt with the companies history as I have seen it (rightly or wrongly) first. Followed by the section, that as the title suggests, deals with my bosses gear as I was introduced to it, I have as previously continue to refer to the BOB BOOKS that are relevant.
While my main interest in ROOTES GROUP VEHICLES is mainly, from the ones I have owned and operated, my association with them goes back to my first job in 1956. Strangely, while my Dad owned a mixture of gear in his lifetime, and did have both ROOTES & GENERAL MOTORS built cars he never owned a COMMER, BEDFORD or a NUFFIELD.
NUFFIELD fared no better because it had started down its slippery path in 1952 when the NUFFIELD ORGANISATION and Austin merged to form the British Motor Corporation. In 1966 BMC merged with Jaguar to form British Motor Holdings then in 1968 it was the end for the NUFFIELD. During the first few years while the blue LEYLAND was still basically a NUFFIELD it was not difficult to accept the new tractor. Nevertheless the mergers and renaming continued and in 1982 LEYLAND tractors were sold to MARSHALL tractors and I could not have cared less, in fact at the time I did not even know.
Total download size is12.4 MB but as it is PDF formatted it may not open on all e-book type readers. Alsoplease be advised that the download size quoted is not to be taken as gospel because it varies considerable depending on the software used to convert it.
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